Diamond of Diamond and Silk dies: Pro-Trump vlogger was 51

Diamond, one half of the pro-Trump video-blogging and podcasting duo Diamond and Silk, has died. She was 51.

Former President Trump stated Monday in a press release that Diamond died “at her home in the State she loved so much, North Carolina.” No reason behind demise has been given, although Trump famous on his Reality Social platform that her demise was “unexpected.”

In November, Diamond and Silk requested their Twitter followers to “please pray for Diamond” with out elaborating additional.

“The World just lost a True Angel and Warrior Patriot for Freedom, Love, and Humanity!” learn a press release shared Monday on Diamond and Silk’s Instagram web page.

“Diamond blazed a trail, founded on her passion and love for the entire race of humanity. In this time of grief, please respect the privacy of Diamond’s family but remember and celebrate the gift that she gave us all! Memorial Ceremony to be announced soon.”

The Instagram tribute included a hyperlink to a fundraising marketing campaign for Diamond’s memorial that has amassed greater than $43,000.

Lynnette Hardaway, often known as Diamond, and sister Rochelle Richardson, often known as Silk, had been each born in 1971, in response to NBC Information. For years, the pair filmed themselves delivering far-right commentary and posted the movies on Fb, YouTube and different platforms. They’re primarily recognized for his or her staunch help of Trump throughout his presidential campaigns.

The duo’s “Diamond & Silk: The Podcast” has run for 264 episodes, with two episodes launched per week. The latest present was posted in mid-December.

Diamond and Silk additionally briefly labored as contributors at Fox Information, which ended their employment in 2020 after they unfold baseless COVID-19 conspiracy theories on air, Selection reported. They later hosted the collection “Diamond and Silk: Crystal Clear” on Newsmax and printed a ebook referred to as “Uprising.”

“Really bad news for Republicans and frankly, ALL Americans,” Trump stated in his assertion.

“Our beautiful Diamond … has just passed away … Silk was with her all the way, and at her passing. There was no better TEAM anywhere, or at any time! … probably her big and precious HEART just plain gave out. Rest In Peace our Magnificent Diamond, you will be greatly missed!”

MyPillow chief government Mike Lindell was amongst others who mourned Diamond on-line, tweeting Tuesday, “There are no words to express the tragic loss of a dear friend Diamond, of Diamond & Silk. We are praying the Lord would comfort Silk and their whole family during this time… ‘The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.’ Psalm 34:18.”